The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 29 December 2020.
The Government cannot continue to hide from reality and must urgently publish the scientific advice on the return of schools.
Parents, pupils and staff are incredibly concerned about what will happen next week, with the Prime Minister governing through media leaks rather than evidence and clarity.
The Government has lost control of the virus and children’s education is suffering as a result. It’s time for the Prime Minister to own his mistakes and be honest about whether students can return to schools and colleges in a week’s time.